The Late Movies: Halloween
It's Halloween, in case you hadn't noticed. Let's look at my favorite Halloween-ish videos!
Tim Burton - "Vincent"
From 1982, narrated by Vincent Price. An amazing tribute to Edgar Allan Poe.
It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown - Trick or Treat
I was always the kid who got the rock.
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - "I Put a Spell on You"
Suggested by my new favorite blog View Source, this impressive shock-rock performance is campy and just a bit spooky (stick around for the teeth at the end). For a slightly jokier version of this tune, with a full band, check out this performance.
The Nightmare Before Christmas - "This is Halloween"
Okay, one more Tim Burton bit -- this is stop motion at its most divine. Also interesting is this guy's home light show synchronized to the song.
Tom Waits - "I Don't Wanna Grow Up"
Let's dress up like the devil and make a video, eh? (Thanks again to View Source for reminding me that this happened. It's beautiful.) Incidentally, if you're a guitar player, this one is really easy.
The Simpsons - The Shinning
"What he's typed will be a window into his madness." Man, I love this so much. And yes, it's intentionally spelled "shinning" -- read up on that.
The Itchy & Scratchy Collection
If you like your gore cartoonish and wacky, here's a compilation of pretty much every Itchy & Scratchy bit ever. Yup.
Michael Jackson - "Thriller"
"Due to my strong personal convictions, I wish to stress that this film in no way endorses a belief in the occult." -Michael Jackson. When I was a kid, a neighbor had this on VHS, and we watched it exactly twice -- scaring the crap out of ourselves both times.
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